Tag: preserving

  • Our Week in Pictures: 8th September 2014

    It’s been another week of harvesting and processing. I’ve been making the most of the summer sun to dry as much as I can, with particular emphasis on things that can add variety to the animals’ winter feed. Left to right, top to bottom. 1. We discovered that the dead stalks of the parsnips we more »

  • In the Kitchen: Sorrel ‘Pickle’

    We’re fortunate in that we have a great deal of sheep’s sorrel (Rumex acetosella) growing wild all over the garden. It’s got a very strong lemony flavour (to the extent that it’s known as azeda in Portuguese, literally meaning sour), and is a versatile addition to the foragers collection. A few leaves make a great addition to more »

  • In the Kitchen: Elderflower Cordial

    The edges of fields are now white with elderflowers, and their perfume is positively delicious. There are a host of wonderful things you can do with elderflowers, but our family favourite is elderflower cordial. I’ve no idea now where it originally came from, but the recipe I use uses 40 flower heads per batch. 2.5 more »